'Llwybr Arall. Not Going to Zurich' is a new stage piece which tackles one of today's hottest and most pressing topics.
Death was once part and parcel of life's experience - there were few who did not lose a close member of family and, frequently, they died at home.
Medical advances have encouraged us to believe that being kept alive is our right but the pot of gold which funds the NHS is not, and cannot be, infinite.
Yet, as death has become easier to stave off we shy away from it in a way that previous generations did not - when faced with our own mortality we are paralysed by fear ...despite the fact that we know that everyone must die!
'Llwybr Arall. Not Going to Zurich' attempts to unravel the knot we've tied ourselves into by facing up to Death and looking it square in the face.
It is the story of six people - a Yorkshire man, an Estonian woman, one Welsh woman and three Welsh men who are forced to make some of the most difficult decisions they've ever made. But far from being romantic or sentimental, this is a very real and gently humorous story of love, loss and reconciliation - a story of endeavour... and the extraordinary power of the human spirit.
A rehearsed reading was presented to an invited audience at Chapter Arts Centre on the 15th January 2016 :
“I was totally captivated from start to finish - very unusual for me.”
“Very moving. Beautifully expressed storyline, subtle performances.”
“The interaction Welsh and English was creative and bold. Made me feel very embraced as a valid audience member. (I don’t speak Welsh.) Loved it and was very affected by it.”
“I was drawn in from the beginning. The situations were all realistic.”
"...a very powerful and thought-provoking performance."
“...all the intensity of Pinter/Beckett”